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Helena

Contact for more information:
Helena Area Chamber of Commerce
Convention & Visitors Bureau
225 Cruse Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
800-743-5362 or
406-442-4120
Fax 406-447-1532
Email: info@helenachamber.com Website: http://www.helenachamber.com/
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A QUICK TOUR OF THE AREA
Meet your wildest expectations in unconventional Helena, where a little wildlife is part of the package. Surrounded by the rugged grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, home to an almost endless variety of wildlife, and alive with arts and entertainment, your group will jump right into the excitement. Unique boutiques and restaurants along with historical tours, not to mention the plethora of outdoor opportunities quickly put Helena on everyone’s list of favorites. Helena’s facilities meld to meet your needs with 1,404 lodging rooms, 28,000 square feet of exhibit space and meeting rooms for 2 to 600.

PICK YOUR SEASON
WINTER: Ski nearby Great Divide or check out the ice boating action on Canyon Ferry Lake. Also great cross country skiing on the continental divide at nearby McDonald Pass and snowmobiling near Rimini. If you time it right, take in the MicroBrew Festival or the Race to the Sky Sled Dog Race. Helena’s winters can be quite mild.

SPRING: Hiking and mountain biking are always in season, or take an indoor tour of the Holter Museum of Art or the Archie Bray for the Ceramic Arts.

SUMMER: Hauser, Holter, and Canyon Ferry lakes offer plenty of boating, swimming, water skiing, canoeing, fishing and windsurfing. And don’t miss the Last Chance Stampede and Rodeo, the Western Rendezvous of Art, Montana Wild West Fest, and Mount Helena Music Festival. Plus, relive Lewis and Clark’s journey on a Gates of the Mountains boat tour. Golfers can tee off at two public courses. Other attractions include the Last Chance Tour Train, Historical Society Museum and tour the State Capitol.

FALL: Take a scenic drive or attend one of our many arts and crafts shows or Octoberfest. Groups can enjoy fishing, golf, and great shopping.

ATTRACTIONS
Helena was born in the gold rush of 1864 and remains rich in history. Get a taste of 1870s mining life in Reeder’s Alley. Then, visit the mansion district where wealthy turn-of-the-century entrepreneurs enjoyed Victorian luxury. Take a tour of the Queen Anne-style Original Governor’s Mansion and don’t forget the Montana Historical Society Museum. Architectural treasures abound such as the St. Helena Cathedral, the Greek Renaissance State Capitol, plus gargoyles and turrets adorning buildings along Last Chance Gulch. Hop on the Last Chance Tour Train to take in many of these sites. Step back in time to the days of good old-fashioned fun. Reminiscent of the enchanting turn-of-the-century carousels, the Great Northern is a handcrafted modern-day masterpiece that will delight the child in everyone.

FACTS AND FIGURES
Population: 45,800
Number of hotel rooms: 1,404
Largest single meeting facility: 15,425 square feet

MILEAGE FROM
Glacier National Park: 185 miles
Yellowstone National Park: 175 miles

GETTING HERE
Interstate/Highway: I-15, US 12, US 287

Airlines:
Big Sky 800-237-7788
Delta 800-221-1212
Horizon 800-547-9308
Northwest 800-453-9417
SkyWest 800-453-9417
United Express 800-241-6522

 


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